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Best suture technique for scar revision on face?

I know layered suture is the best, one in the dermal, and one on the surface. But my doctor everted the surface suture where it looked like a caterpillar. Do you think that was a good idea? My scars looks a little indented and you can see the suture holes, and it gapped also. What do you think? I'm 3 months post.

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Suture technique in scar revision

Suture technique and postoperative care will ultimately determine the results. Our office specializes in scar revision and eversion of the incision line is a common method of treatment. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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